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World Religions: Buddhism


Buddhismreligion and 

philosophy that developed from the teachings of the Buddha (Sanskrit: “Awakened One”), a teacher who lived in northern India between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries BCE (before the Common Era). Spreading from India to Central and Southeast AsiaChina, Korea, and Japan, Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and during the 20th century it spread to the West. (Encyclopedia Britannica)


Buddha Shakyamuni, founder of Buddhism

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